Plastics manufacturing continues to be one of the most prolific sectors in the economy, and the ongoing development of new products and applications for engineered polymers requires contaminant-free compressed air.
Pure air is required for manufacturing food-grade plastics, liquid containers, and many other products.
- Extrusion – compressed air powers the cooling process that occurs after the raw plastic is turned into useful products, such as PVC piping and frames. The need for consistent compressed air is vital in this process as the quality of the product affected by the cooling devices.
- Molding – the process of delivering a plastic molten injection material into a mold is made possible by the power and stability of compressed air. Additionally, high pressure air is used to inject PET into what becomes a preform. Compressed air is then used to blow this mold into its desired shape.